Be part of the WE15 Collegiate Leadership Institute!

The Collegiate Leadership Institute is a great way to gain important professional development and leadership skills while at the Annual Conference. Note that this opportunity is only for collegiate SWE members!

Applications are due August 10th!

WE15 Collegiate Leadership Institute

October 22-24th

We would like to invite any interested collegiate members to apply for the Collegiate Leadership Institute which will be hosted at the WE15 Annual Conference in Nashville, October 22 – 24th . The Institute will span three days and each day will consist of 2 to 3 highly interactive sessions. All of the speakers and facilitators selected for the Institute are noted experts in the area of leadership and career development.

This year’s keynote presenter will be Erica Dhawan. Erica is the Founder & CEO of Cotential, a global consultancy that accelerates the connectedness of employees teams, customers and clients. She is the co-author of the book Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence. Erica speaks on global stages ranging from the World Economic Forum at Davos to companies such as FedEx, PepsiCo, and McGraw Hill Financial.

A tentative agenda for this Institute is as follows:

Thursday Oct 22nd

10:15am-12:15pm Alaina Levine Mentor-Protégé Relationship and Speed Networking Coffee Hour

Friday, October 23rd 8am – 12pm

8am – 9:15am Keynote – Erica Dhawan, Get Big Things Done

9:30-10:45am Selena Rezvani, Negotiating with Confidence for Collegiates

11:00-12:15pm Cecilia Rose, Navigating Campus to Career: Starting Your Career On the Right Foot

Saturday, October 24th 9am – 12pm

9am – 10:15am Jo Miller, Launch Your Career on the Leadership Track

10:30am – 12pm Catherine Kaputa, From University to Career: Successfully Launching Brand You

Participant Criteria:

  • The workshop is designed for collegiates who aspire to be leaders in engineering and technology
  • Active collegiate members of the Society
  • Exhibit strong leadership potential
  • Aspire to take on leadership and executive roles within their career
  • Aspire to be a catalyst for change in the world
  • Intellectually curious
  • Plan to participate in the entire 3 days of the Institute

Space is limited to 60 attendees, so we can only accommodate up to three women from a given university. This is a free opportunity for you so don’t hesitate to apply.

A modest stipend will be distributed at conference to CLI attendees.

As an added benefit, CLI participants get first priority to schedule career counseling appointments.

Click here to apply to attend the workshop. Please complete the participant application by August 10th.

All accepted applicants will be notified and receive further details regarding the curriculum by early September.

Please contact learning@swe.org if you have questions about the workshop.

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